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  • Claudia.Cahalane | 14 Jan 2018
    Now the festivities are over it's time for us all to start thinking about the year ahead. For most students it's time to get to work. Whether you've got a thesis, dissertation or a simple report to write, these student apps will help to maximise productivity, reduce procrastination and even improve...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 08 Jan 2018
    From virtual reality, to Seeing AI updates and a BBC producers struggles and ultimate success as someone with dyslexia, our blogs got more views in 2017 than ever before.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 20 Dec 2017
    AI-powered image recognition is taking off and it's helping blind people gain a better understanding of the world around them. At the AbilityNet technology and disability event last month, TechShare Pro, we heard from Orcam, the makers of AI vision tech MyEye who've recently launched MyEye 2.0.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Dec 2017
    The latest advances in Artificial Intelligence are powering ever-greater voice-recognition capabilities - but how do we build machines we can to talk in ways that are intelligible and sensible to a range of people, including those with disabilities, asks Léonie Watson’s at TechShare Pro.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 11 Dec 2017
    “The Echo Dot makes me feel included," says Ellie Southwood, chair of The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). “I spend far less time searching for things online; I can multi-task while online and be more productive.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 27 Nov 2017
    Paul Smyth of Barclays says that 90% of the bank's customers interact with the bank through a screen, so unless those services are accessible the business risks losing 20% of its customers.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Nov 2017
    The UK branch of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) launched at the TechShare Pro conference in London on 23 November.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 31 Oct 2017
    The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released this month has promised ‘breakthroughs in creativity’ – offering options for mixed reality and faster broadcasting for gaming. But, the update - free until the end of the year - also offers several new and updated accessibility features. Here we offer a...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Oct 2017
    Nearly one in five people in the UK has a disability, including more than eight million of working age. Our new AbilityNet Disability and Employment factsheet shows the steps employers can take to recruit and support people with an impairment or long-term health condition in work.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Oct 2017
    Journalist Alex Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, writes in the latest Mixmag that nightclubs need to be way more accessible for disabled clubbers, calling out the fact that music fans are still often struggling to get into or around nightclubs.